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Devine Diva’s to headline festival

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Widely recognised as one of the country’s best un-auditioned choirs ‘’The Devine Diva’s of Sunbury’’ will be one of the headline acts as part of the Festival of 1000 Voices in May.

Event Chairman Andrew Brown said this year’s event has attracted some great acts but he is most excited about guest conductor and renowned Musical Director Adam Przewlocki confirming he will bring his acclaimed choir “Divine Divas of Sunbury’’.

“The amazing divas have competed in The Battle of the Choirs in Melbourne and earned a silver medal at the World Choir Games, China in 2010. Their performance at the Dame Phyllis Frost correctional facility was the first time a women’s choir had performed at such a facility in Australia,” Mr Brown said.

“Their colourful costumes, engaging choreography and delightful singing will have everyone entranced from start to finish.

“The divas are a group of women and young ladies with extraordinary voices and talents. They are working mums, retired women, working women, students, single mums, stay at home mums, married...they come from all walks of life.”

Mr Brown said “The Divine Divas of Sunbury” will bring a refreshingly new and exciting element to the Festival of 1000 Voices, being held 17-19 May, 2019. 

The committee have also attracted talented 

vocal jazz quartet “The Velvetones” with guest conductor Claire Patti.

“These girls are simply amazing and well worth seeing. They have the art of vocal harmony, good fun, and humour down to a tee,” Mr Brown said.

The event committee have also locked in popular guest choir “The Young Voices of Melbourne” with conductor Mark O’Leary OAM.

“We are really excited in having this fantastic choir which features more than 200 singers aged 6-30 years,” Mr Brown said.

“The choir has a proud history of touring to all Australian states and territories as well as all around the world on its 11 international tours.” 

Due to the success of the first event organisers are also busy securing choirs for the second festival.

“We have had strong interest and the event is again going to be a real spectacle and we are excited to bring it to Yarrawonga Mulwala,” Mr Brown said.

“The gathering of many choirs towards the 1,000 voices concept for the weekend is very unique. 

“We also would like to thank our major sponsors ClubMulwala and Across the Arts for their on-going support.”

For more information about the Festival of 1000 Voices or to book tickets contact Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism via email:  [email protected] or phone: (03) 5744 1989.